Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Sweet and Sour Plum Chutney

Plum chutney used to be an essential on weddings during my childhood and it was one of the things I always looked for :)
This chutney complements biryanis very well. I love to have it with paratha. Easy to to and easy to eat. Anything easy excites me so here comes the recipe.


Dry Plums                     250 gms
Sugar                            1 1/2 cups
Water                           1 cup
Salt                               1/2 tsp
Red chili powder           1 pinch
Black pepper                1 pinch cracked
Cumin seeds                 1/4 tsp
Melon Seeds                 1 tbsp
Sliced Almonds              2 tbsp
White Vinegar               1 tbsp
Green Cardamom         2


  1. Rinse the plums under cold water and add a cup of water to the pan. Let soak for a couple of hours until they are re-hydrated.
  2. Add the sugar and green cardamom and put in on medium flame. Once it starts boiling, add the spices and let cook on medium low for about 10 minutes.
  3. Take off the heat and let it come to room temperature.
  4. Stir in the vinegar, melon seeds and sliced almonds.
  5. Store in an air tight container and refrigerate. It stays good for up to 2 weeks in the fridge.

You can reduce the amount of sugar to have more tangy touch to your chutney or add more sugar to get a sweeter one. Nuts and melon seeds are totally optional.
You can add more red chili powder if you like it hot.


  1. Just discovered your blog via Home Food Diary on Facebook! .. We also share the same name so had to check it out :) ..
    Recipes look great and I would love to try some out in the future..
    Do check out my blog as well - its kayshouseoftreats.blogspot.com

    1. hey Kiran,
      thanks for dropping by. will definitely visit ur blog :)